Socio-economic strategy of Murmansk region till 2025

The Ministry of Economic Development of the Murmansk region has published the socio-economic strategy for the Murmansk region till the year 2025.  The ThinkBarents project has translated the strategy in English.

Table of contents of the strategy

1 Murmansk region profile  

2 Historical retrospective  

3 Main outcomes of 1990-2000 Problems in Murmansk region development  

Recession in 1990 and the problem of growth in 2000  

Current outcomes of World economic crisis for Murmansk region: recession in 2009  

The level and quality of life in the Murmansk region  

Decline of agriculture sector in 1990 and its consequences  

Indigenous North peoples and traditional farming  

Transformation of the settlement system: the structural problems of energy  

Budgetary institutions network  

Regional finance  

Environmental situation: a zone of ecological disaster and high risks  

System of cross border and international cooperation

4 Outside factors: new opportunities in development of the region

Arctic is again on the agenda  

The crisis of world economy and turn the commodity supercycle  

Restructuring and modernization of the Russian Navy under the military reform  

New generation and technologies which are going to change society  

5 Challenges in the Murmansk region development  

6 Scenarios and possible actions  

7 Goal and purposes of authorities and vision of Murmansk region future  

Goal and purposes of regional authorities  

Vision of “Murmansk region 2025”  

8 The main directions of socio-economic development of Murmansk region  

Main principles of Murmansk region development  

Main directions of socio-economic development  

Strategic investment projects  

Clusters around strategic projects  

Restoring the traditional base - fishing industry sector in the new technological and organizational basis  


Restoration potential agro-industry and food industry

Traditional farming as the foundation of life and culture of Indigenous peoples  

Urban economics and development of urban spaces:  

Innovation and the economy based on knowledge:  

Cultural and spiritual development, health as the basis of human capital  

Affordable, comfortable and modern (based on advanced technologies and architectural decisions) housing for the Far North  

Modernization and development of budgetary network includes  

Ensuring a high level of social services  

New (CO2-neutral and "smart") energy  

“Big Environmental Project”

“Murmansk is a capital of Arctic”  

Mechanisms for implementation: the role of the federal center, the policy of Regional Executive Authorities (REA) and the formation of coalitions  


9. Stages of the strategy

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